07 Jul

Minutes - Hebden Bridge & Mytholmroyd Flood Action Group Thursday 18th June 2015

Present:  Steve Hoyle, Andrew Entwistle (Vice Chair), Jason Boom, John Ludlam, Mike Watts and Sarah-Jayne Robins from Todmorden Flood Action Group.                                                

Apologies: Kathleen Eidson, Judi Chrysanthou (Chair).  

2 - Minutes 6th May 2015: Agreed.

3 - Matters arising: Covered by the agenda.

4 - Eye on Calderdale: Kathleen Eidson has responded to jae Campbell’s request for feedback about usability. Sarah-Jayne has offered some support to Kathleen. Thanks to all.      

5 - Community Foundation for Calderdale grant: JL has written a letter of thanks. JB confirmed that the amount will show in the Flood Group accounts if the Foundation request sight of these. JB faxed a copy of the HB application to Robin Dixon to aid the Mytholmroyd application for a similar grant.

6 - Flood Stores:

Picture House: SH to advise when initial stocking complete. JL to ask DM to organize a meeting of local volunteers. Agreed to ask Taxi office whether they could keep one or two keys, as well as 4 for local volunteers and 2 for Flood Group members.

Bridge Lanes:  Awaiting confirmation from Calderdale.

 ATC: Also ready to be stocked.

Agreement reached between residents and Calderdale, via SH. JL to extract Flood Plan for this area next.  Murts: SH will check with MA and pursue meeting of local residents to agree final plans/ risk assessment.  AE is happy to be the named contact for the Flood Stores. JL to advise Calderdale of his postal address.

7 - Review of constitution and discussion of closer working with the Mytholmroyd Flood Action Group: To be discussed with Robin Dixon.

8 - Resilience Board: JC and AE to share attendance.

9 - Any other business: HB Partnership meeting 6th July-discussion of the local plan is in it’s early stages. Request from Calderdale for long standing resident or business who have been flooded with memorable quotes for a lobbying leaflet. JL to suggest Virginia Saynor tries people who have received grant assistance from Calderdale.

10 - Dates of next meetings: 17 September 2015, 17 December 2015, 17 March 2016.    4.00p.m. at Hebden Bridge Town Hall